Monday, March 23, 2009

Ginger Lemon Girl On the Air...

Ginger Lemon Girl goes Live via online radio air!

I will be participating in a live radio program hosted by Jenn of Frugal Upstate:, along with Amanda from Mrs. W's Kitchen. Amanda graciously suggested my blog to Jenn and Lynnae! Thanks Amanda!!

Jenn's online radio call-in show airs live each Monday night. It is called "Frugal Coast2Coast." Each week Jenn focuses on a different "frugal" topic which she discusses with her blog readers and radio listeners.

On Monday, March 30th, Jenn and her co-host Lynnae (from Being will be discussing how to be frugal on a special diet. They have invited me to discuss gluten free eating on a budget!

Here is the website for the call-in radio show!

I'd love for you to share your ideas with me on how YOU are gluten free on a budget!

Please drop me an email (gingerlemongirl (at)gmail(dot)com) or leave me a comment below!

I hope you will listen in on Monday March 30th, or even call into Jenn's radio show!! I'd love to hear from you!

Also,if you are not a member already, I invite you join in the conversation with my Gluten Free Recipe Swap Group! We have a lively group of 200+ members involved in ongoing discussions regarding gluten free recipes, gluten free menus, gluten free grocery shopping, etc... Please join in the fun!!
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  1. Learn how to swap flours in a recipe, and stick to a few cheaper ones. Rice, potato, tapioca from the Asian market, etc.

    Grind your own grains, beans, nuts, and seeds.

    Cook from scratch. Beans, rice, veggies, fruit.

    Find a flour mix (and bisquick mix!) that you like and keep a stock for convenience cooking.

    Shop ethnic markets. Find a discount grocer. Start a price book and shop for loss leaders.

    Find ways to reduce food waste. Cook your leftovers. Save scraps for soups and stocks. Grow your own sprouts and greens. Plant a garden.


  2. Wow! That sounds exciting and fun. I save money by milling a lot of my gluten-free flours. There is an initial investment in a mill, but it pays off.

  3. Carrie! How fantastic! The link to the show didn't work, though. :( What time does it air?

    My most frugal suggestion is this: Shop at Asian markets! On my local gluten-free Yahoo group, that's somewhat controversial, because folks wonder about their food being produced overseas in an environment not monitored by the FDA. However, neither myself nor my HIGHLY symptomatic celiac son have ever had a reaction to a product bought at our local Asian market. I buy TONS of rice noodles, spring roll wrappers of all shapes, potato starch, corn starch, sweet rice flour, white rice flour, millet flour, sorghum flour, tapioca starch, various bean flours, plus a wide assortment of whole beans and rices.

    Almost without exception, the things I buy at the Asian market are $1-2/pound or less!! Contrast that with $3-6/pound for the same items from Bob's Red Mill or other suppliers, and it saves me a TON of money.

    I've been gluten free for 6.5 years, but only shopping our Asian market for about 1.5 years. I don't know why I didn't try it sooner.

  4. Wow!! You guys Rock!! Thank you for all this great advice!!

    I have to admit I LOVE ASIAN markets!! They do have the best prices on basic flours!!

    Thanks to everyone!

  5. Hooray! I'll be on the same day, Carrie; I'm really looking forward to the show!

  6. That is so cool! You go girl!!

  7. I buy corn tortillas, rice noodles from the Asian section of the grocery, and lots of potatoes, rice, and beans.

    The only thing I splurge on is gluten-free waffle/pancake mix.

  8. WOW! Your a STAR! And to think I knew you when... I wish I was going to be here to listen but I'll be in China. Do well!